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October 16, 2013

Pool project, TIF district issues in Keosauqua


Morrissey said a proposed TIF district would encompass much of the commercial district east of Highway 1. He said at the next meeting there would be a detailed map with a description of the district. The council would have to set a time to consult with the other taxing bodies and set a hearing date. The council would also have to draw up an urban renewal plan and then a TIF ordinance.

The council would hear a request on a dollar figure from the Stookesberrys, which would be only “a fractional part of his financial package,” said Morrisey.

• Susan Wasko with the Keosauqua Chamber requested street closing from First Street to Front Street on Van Buren Street for Trunk or Treat night from 4-6 p.m Oct. 31. The council gave its authorization.

• The council discussed the nuisance at 110 First St., the Duckworth building. Hranicka said he met with the owners, Gary and Susan Lee. He said that temporary support beams have been in place; however, “Gary wasn’t sure what the long-term remediation plan is,” Hranicka said. City employees installed barricades on First Street in front of the building. The council requested owners to attend the next council meeting to discuss further plans for the building.

• Date and time for the public hearing regarding CDBG funding for the proposed water/sewer project was set for 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at City Hall.

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